KRON R.g. University of Chicago, Department of Astronomy, Professor, 天体物理学教室, 教授
KENT S. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Senior Research Fellow, 研究員
TURNER E.l. Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Professor, 天体物理学教室, 教授
GUNN J.e. Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Professor, 天体物理学教室, 教授
SEKIGUCHI Maki National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Research Associate, 助手 (40216528)
FUKUGITA Masataka Kyoto University, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Associate Professor, 基礎物理学研究所, 助教授 (40100820)
IKEUCHI Satoru Osaka University, Faculty of Science, Professor, 理学部, 教授 (90025461)
ICHIKAWA Takashi University of Tokyo, Faculty of Science, Research Associate, 理学部, 助手 (80212992)
HAMABE Masaru University of Tokyo, Faculty of Science, Research Associate, 理学部, 助手 (00156415)
SUTO Yasushi University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Associate Professor, 大学院理学系研究科, 助教授 (20206569)
SHIMASAKU Kazuhiro University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Research Associate, 大学院理学系研究科, 助手 (00251405)
DOI Mamoru University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Research Associate, 大学院理学系研究科, 助手 (00242090)
STOUGHTON C. フェルミ国立研究所, 研究員
SCHNEIDER D. プリンストン高等研究所, 教授
市川 伸一 国立天文台, 助手 (80211738)
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¥6,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥3,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥3,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,000,000)
This research aimes to prompte a project called the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), where we carry out both imaging and spectroscopic surveys of half the northern sky using a dedicated wide-field 2.5-m telescope.
The imaging survey with a large mosaic CCD camera will produce digital photometric maps in five color bands, with a limiting magnitude of g'-23 mag. These maps will be used toselect about 10^6 galaxies an 10^5 quasars for which medium resolution spectra (lambda/DELTAlambda=2000) will be obtained with two multi-fiber spectrographs. SDSS will produce an innovative database for observational cosmology as well as for many other research fields in astronomy. Construction of the survey facilities is underway and test observations will start in late 1995. The survey will be completed over a five-year period.
SDSS has been conducted by the SDSS SubBoard under the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC), the chairman of which is B.Margon at the University of Washington. The following seven institutions join the SDSS SubBoard ; Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US Naval Observatory, and Japan Participating Group (JPG). This fund was used to support the travel expenses of the JPG members to carry out collaborative work with US scientists.